Barberini Exultet Roll

Title:
Barberini Exultet Roll
Library:
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
Language:
Latin, old Italian
City:
CITTA DEL VATICANO (VATICAN CITY, Vatikanstadt)
Shelf Mark:
Codex Barberini Latinus 592
Alternate Names:
Barberini Exultetrolle -- Barberini Exsultet-Rolle -- Barberini Exultet Rotulus --
Origin:
Monte Cassino, Italy.
Dimensions:
the original roll is now separated into several membranes and is incomplete -- what remains adds up to ca. 3780 x 280 mm.
Date Description:
Circa 1087
Content:
Neumed fairly complete text of the Exultet with inverted images placed directly after the period that refers to them -- Franco-Roman text -- Note: Labels in red ink added later -- Commentaries in old Italian added in the late 13th century -- probably 3 sections of the original roll are missing --
Hand:
Beneventan script
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
style and sequence of the images is very close to that in London, British Library, Ms. Add.30337 -- decorated initials -- use of gold in initials, in rectangles surrounding the beginning of sentences and in images --
Musical Notation:
Yes
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize ND 3380 .E985 1988 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete, full-size color reproduction of the complete manuscript as it survives (that is, in 5 separate parts) --
Series:
Belser Faksimile Editionen aus der Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana -- Codices e Vaticanis selecti, 76 --
Publication Date:
1988
Place of Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland.
Publisher:
Belser Verlag
Printer:
Weihert Druck, Darmstadt, Germany.
Notes:
Composition: Photosatz Stolz, Stuttgart, Germany -- Commentary booklet by Guglielmo Cavallo and Luciana Speciale -- The Latin text is transcribed on pp. 31-35 of this Commentary -- Reconstruction of the image sequence on pp. 29-30; see also pp. 36-43 for brief commentary on the images --
Bibliography:
Thomas Forrest Kelly, The exultet in Southern Italy, New York : Oxford University Press, 1996, esp. pp. 245-247 (Medieval [7th Floor Hesburgh] General Collection BX 2045 .E89 K45 1996) --
Type of Text:
chant, Exultet , liturgical, religious, roll